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WATCH: Crews begin cutting up English Bay barge for removal
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WATCH: Crews begin cutting up English Bay barge for removal

The beleaguered barge that’s been stranded on the shores of Vancouver’s English Bay will soon be gone. Work is underway to remove the barge, which has been lodged at Sunset Beach since it broke free of its moorings during the powerful storms that devastated southwestern B.C. in November. 1:00 Aerial view of work to deconstruct and remove English Bay barge Aerial view of work to deconstruct and remove English Bay barge On Wednesday, demolition crews began the work of cutting the barge’s walls and hull into sections and physically removing them. Story continues below advertisement ...
Flood watch for Pemberton, Lillooet areas as heatwave speeds snowmelt
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Flood watch for Pemberton, Lillooet areas as heatwave speeds snowmelt

There are new flooding concerns in southwestern B.C. as the province bakes in a July heatwave. The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a floodwatch for the Pemberton and Lillooet area, along with a high-streamflow advisory for the Sea-to-Sky region. Read more: 14 single-day temperature records toppled in B.C. as heat wave bears down The floodwatch covers the Lillooet River including Pemberton, Lillooet Lake, the Lillooet River and its tributaries.“The Lillooet River watershed is comprised of unmonitored very high elevation snow and glacial contributions which can delay peak flows into the summer months,” the forecast centre warned.“The recent hot weather is significantly melting high elevation snow and glaciers in the region.” Story continues below a...